Date of Award
Master of Social Work
School of Social Work
First Reader/Committee Chair
For parents caring for an intellectually or developmentally disabled child (I/DD), there can be many challenges throughout various life stages. While research has been shown to emphasize an abundance of services for parents of young children and adolescents with I/DD, there has been a lack of services for later life transitions within adulthood. Within this research, a brief literature review of what preparation and services have been provided to parents of adult children with I/DD in regard to non-parental care placement is provided. The following research discusses the various perspectives of the future planning process through interviews from participants who identify themselves as a primary caregiver of their adult child with I/DD and who are 45 years of age or older. This research also discusses the results, limitations, recommendation for social work practice, and research conclusion.
Lopez, Patricia A., "EXPLORING FUTURE PLANNING SUPPORT FOR PARENTS OF ADULT CHILDREN WITH INTELLECTUAL/ DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES" (2016). Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations. 381.